Responding to the outcome of today’s pledging conference to the Green Climate Fund in Paris, Armelle Le Comte, Climate and Energy Advocacy Manager for Oxfam, said:
“The pledges made today send an important signal that wealthy countries should help the developing world face the growing perils of climate change. Millions of people around the world are already facing hunger, homelessness and extreme poverty because of the climate crisis.
“It is encouraging that a range of countries including the UK, Norway, Sweden, Germany, and France will double their contributions compared with the previous financing period. However, it is appalling that Australia and the US have failed to provide any funding at all, while many other nations have made contributions far below their fair share.
“Oxfam urges wealthy countries that have not pledged anything or remain far below their fair share to increase their contributions ahead of the COP25 climate summit in December.”